Chamaedorea glaucifolia

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Chamaedorea glaucifolia

chamaedorea glaucifolia






Cold Hardiness: 

28 degrees, F.

Trunk type:

Thin trunk, prominent rings.

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shape) with very thin leaflets.  The petioles (leafstalk) get a white, chalky substance on them that can be wiped clean with the finger, thus the name "glauc"ifolia.


Solitary (single trunk).



Speed of growth:



To 16 to 18 feet

Soil requirements:

Rich, well draining

Sun Requirements:

Usually filtered light.  Along the Coast, will tolerate near full sun, but not as much as Chamaedorea plumosa. 

General Description:

A fast growing, thin, fluffy pinnate palm that every garden should have.  They get quite tall with skinny trunks , so it is best to plant multiples so you get a fuller clump.      

Other Notes:

Easily set seeds if male and female in close proximity.  Black seeds on orange bract.

Further Data:

Recommended: Chamaedorea Palms, The Species

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